Good news! Certain wool garments can safely be dried in a tumble dryer without the item shrinking.
Woolmark-approved garments that have a care claim that states ‘tumble dry’ can be tumble dried on a low heat setting or a setting for wool or delicates. It is advised to use a tumble dryer that has been approved by The Woolmark Company.
You may also notice that your wool garment’s sew-in label says Machine Wash. This means your Woolmark-certified garment can safely be machine washed in a washing machine multiple times, without shrinkage taking place.
Washing instruction symbols explained
Ever wonder what those washing tag symbols and instructions actually mean? Woolmark.com has created a video and guide so you can wash and dry your clothes safely.
How to store wool clothes
Dividing and storing your clothes into seasonal wardrobes & following these tips will not only save space, but also help preserve the lifespan of your garments.
What is pilling?
What is pilling? These fuzzy balls on the surface of clothing often result in an unsightly or worn out appearance. Learn more about where they come from.
Can you dry clean Merino wool?
If the care claims on your Merino wool garment states the item can be dry cleaned, it is safe to take it to a professional dry cleaner.
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